Postdoctoral Fellows


I am interested in the program and want to apply. When are you accepting applications?

  • We update the website, post flyers, and send announcements across divisons several weeks prior to the deadline. This usually takes place annually in late summer.

I am a foreign national with a student visa. Can I apply?

  • Foreign nationals with student visas are not eligible for this award.

What is the time commitment of the program?

  • Trainees must dedicate at least 40 hours per week (full-time effort) to the training program.
  • Trainees are generally appointed to the program for at least 12-months, with opportunities to re-apply for further funding.

I am looking for support for a few months in between fellowships. Can I apply?

  • The program does not support short-term training.

I am not able to start an appointment on November 1. Can I still apply?

  • Please consult with the program's administrator regarding your specific situation before applying.

Can I receive a fellowship while supported by the program?

  • Generally, no. Please consult with the program's administrator regarding your specific situation.

Kirschstein-NRSA awards provide stipends. What is the difference between stipend and salary?

With whom should I consult regarding stipend tax applicability and obligations?

  • Please contact your local IRS office.

What is the difference between stipend supplementation and additional compensation?

Does my application packet need to be routed internally at my institution? Does it require any kind of institutional signoff?

  • No. The application is for participation in the program, and funding is not awarded directly to applicants (i.e. you will not be PI on the award).